Recent work

Lining this new backpiece out was a punishing session ,But looking forward to the end result

  enjoying this koi and hibiscus 3/4 sleeve

    Lyles sleeve has been one of my favourites in a while, both original and free of any real interference from the client ,I’m happy with its simplistic form and flow

  Thrashed out this white koi on a shin in one full day session , looking forward to doing the rest !  

Another pair of his n hers hands , on a barber kev from Mohair in the city centre I paid particular attention to the gentlemans haircut

Koi / Dragon Koi sleeve completed

Finished off this Japanese style sleeve this week , koi at the bottom
Dragon koi at the top

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WATERFALL LEGEND

One particular legend is the koi fish’s claim to fame. An ancient tale tells of a huge school of golden koi swimming upstream the Yellow River in China. Gaining strength by fighting against the current, the school glimmered as they swam together through the river. When they reached a waterfall at the end of the river, many of the koi turned back, letting the flow of the river carry them away.

The remaining koi refused to give up. Leaping from the depths of the river, they attempted to reach the top of the waterfall to no avail. Their efforts caught the attention of local demons, who mocked their efforts and heightened the waterfall out of malice. After a hundred years of jumping, one koi finally reached the top of the waterfall. The gods recognized the koi for its perseverance and determination and turned it into a dragon, the image of power and strength.